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EZEKIEL, IX. The Righteous marked for salvation. the Brobbers shall enter into it, and de- B. C. 594. 12 Then said he unto me, Son of man, file it.

hast thou seen what the ancients of the 23 Make a chain; for the land is full of Bor, bur. house of Israel do in the dark, a every bloody

crimes, and the city is full of violence. glars. man in the chambers of his imagery? for 24. Wherefore I will bring the worst Ep:5.,12. of the heathen,d and they shall possess

they say, Thec LORD seeth us not; the 62 Ki. 21. 16.

LORD hath forsaken the earth. their houses: I will also make the pomp

cchap. 9. 9.
Ps. 73. 11.

13 He said also unto me, Turn thee yet of the strong to cease, and y their holy 94. 7. again, and thou shalt see greater abomiplacese shall be defiled.

d Ps. 106. 41. nations that they do. 25 : Destruction cometh; and they shall yor, they

14 Then he brought me to the door of seek peace, and there shall be none.

shall in- the gate of the LORD's house which was 26 Mischiefs shall come upon mischief, herit their toward the north; and behold, there and rumour shall be upon rumour; then holy places. sat women weeping for Tammuz. shall they seek a vision of the prophet: 42 Ch.7. 20. 15 Then said he unto me, Hast thou but they law shall perish from the priest,

Ps. 83. 12. seen this, O son of man? Turn thee yet and counsel from the ancients.

8 Cutting off again, and thou shalt see greaterk abomi27 The king shall mourn, and the prince De. 32. 23. nations than these. shall be clothed with desolation, and the Je. 4. 20. 16 And he brought me into the inner hands of the people of the land shall be chap, 20. 3. court of the LORD's house; and, behold, troubled : I will do unto them after their

Ps. 74. 9.

at the door of the temple of the LORD, way, and Saccording

to their
deserts will 12 Ti. 3. 13. about five" and twenty men, with their

La. 2. 9.

between i the porch and the altar, were I judge them; and they shall know that i Joel 2. 17. I am the LORD.

backs toward the temple of the LORD, CHAPTER VIII.

Ś with their AND it came to pass in the sixth year,

and their faces toward the east; and they judgments,

Lu. 19. 22. worshipped the sunm toward the east. in the sixth month, in the fifth day of Ja. 2. 13. 17 Then he said unto me, Hast thou the month, as I sat in mine house, and k chap. 11. 1. seen this, O son of man? n Is it a light the elderså of Judah sat before me, that I Je. 2. 27. thing to the house of Judah that they the hand of the Lord God fell there m De. 4. 19. commit the abominations which they upon me.

2 Ki. 23. 5. commit here? for they have filled the 2 Then I beheld, and, 10,p a likeness as the Je. 44. 17. land with violence, and have returned appearanco of fire: from the appearance of nor, Is there to provoke me to anger; and, lo, they his loins even downward, fire; and from

any thing

put the branch to their nose. his loins even upward, as the appearance


18 Therefore will I also deal in fury:

than to. of brightness, as the colour ofr amber.

n chap. 20. 1. mine eye shall not spare, neither will 3. And be pụt forth the form of an hand, o ch.3.14, 22. I have pity ;,, and though they cry in and took me by a lock of mine head; and p ch.1.26,27. mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I the spirit lifted me up between the earth a chap. 6.11. not hear them. and the heaven, and brought me in the r chap. 1. 4.

CHAPTER IX. visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door Pr. 1. 28.

HE cried also in mine ears with a loud of the inner gate that looketh toward the

Mi. 3. 4.

voice, saying, Cause them that have

Zec. 7. 13. north, where was the seat of the image of

t Da. 5. 5.

charge over the city to draw near, even jealousy, which provokethw to jealousy. chap. 40. 2. every man with his destroying weapon 4 And, behold, the glory of the God of

o Je. 32.

34. in his hand. Israel was there, according to the vision 1 De. 32. 16, 2 And, behold, six men came from the that I saw* in the plain.

way of the higher gate, which lieth to5 Then said he unto me, Son of man, O is turned. ward the north, and every man a k slaughlift up thine eyes now the way toward ch.3.22,23. ter weapon in his hand; and one man athe north.. So I lifted up mine eyes the

k weapon of mong them was clothedy with linen, with way toward the north, and behold, north- his break a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they ward at the gate of the altar, this image

went in, and stood beside the brazen altar. of jealousy in the entry.


3 And the glory of the God of Israel was 6 He said, furthermore, unto me, Son y Re. 15. 6. gone up from the cherub, whereupon he of man, seest thou what they do?' even Ps. 48. 2. was, to the threshold of the house : and he the great abominations that the house of

called to the man clothed with linen, which Israel committeth here, that I should


had the writer's inkhorn by his side; go far off from my sanctuary? But turn a chap. 3. 23.

4 And the LORD said unto him, Go thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater O Pr. 5. 14. through the midst of the city, through abominations.

cPs. 78. 60. the midst of Jerusalem, and a set a mark 7 And he brought me to the door of

upond the foreheads of the men thate sigh,

mark the court; and when I looked, behold,

and that cry, for all the abominations

dEx. 12. 7. a hole in the wall.

that be done in the midst thereof.

Re. 7. 3. 8 Then said he unto me, Son of man,

5 And to the others he said in mine

e Ps.119.136. dig now in the wall: and when I had

Je. 13. 17. | "hearing, Go. ye after him through the digged in the wall, behold, a door.

city, and smite;, let not your eye spare, 9 And he said unto me, Go in, and be

neither have ye pity :

J Ex. 32. 27. hold the wicked abominations, that they

Nu. 25. 7,8.

6 Slay utterly old and young, both do here.

i Ki. 18.40:1 maids, and little children, and women ; 10 So I went ink and saw; and behold,

buti come not near any man upon whom everyk form of creeping things, and abo- T to, der is the mark; and begin? at my sanctuary.

struction. minable beasts, and all the idols of the

Then they began at the ancient men house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the chap: 20. 8. which were before the house.

h Je. 23. 11. wall round about.

i Re. 9. 4.

7 And he said unto them, Defile the 11 And there stood before them seventy k Ro. 1. 23.

house, and fill the courts with the slain; men of the ancientsm of the house of Israel, 1 Je: 25. 29. go ye forth. And they went forth, and and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah 1 Pe. 4. 17. slew in the city. the son of Shaphan, with every man his m Je. 19. 1. 8 And it came to pass, while they were censer” in his hand; and a thick cloud of n Nu. 16. 17. slaying them, and I was left, that I fell incense went up.

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EZEKIEL, X. The wickedness of the princes. Lord God! wilt thou destroy all the B. C. 594. 15 And the cherubims were lifted up. residuea of Israel in thy pouring out of

This is the living creatureb that I saw by thy fury upon Jerusalem ?

a Ge. 18. 23, the river of Chebar. ğ Then said he unto me, The iniquity

&c. 16 And when the cherubims went, the of the house of Israel and Judah is ex- 6 chap. 1. 5. wheels went by them; and when the

cJe. 5.1. ceeding great, and the land is B full of

cherubims lifted up their wings to mount blood, and the city full of yperverse

B filled with.

up from the earth, the same wheels also ness; for they say, The LORD hath for. 42 Ki. 24. 4. turned not from beside them. saken the earth, and the LORD seethe not.

17 When they stood, these stood; and 10 And as for me also, mine eye shall


when they were lifted up, these lifted up not spare, neither will I have pity; but

themselves also : for the spirit of the I will recompense their way upon their • Ps. 10. 11.

Is. 29. 15.

living creature was in them. head.

18 Then the glory of the LORD depart11 And, behold, the man clothed with S life. ed from off the threshold of the house, linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, Sreturned and stood/ over the cherubims.

the word. Śreported the matter, saying, I have done

19 And the cherubims lifted up their as thou hast commanded me.

f chap.11.22.

wings, and mounted up from the earth Ge.

3. 24. CHAPTER X.

in my sight: when they went out, the THEN I looked, and, behold, in the fir- chap. 322,3: wheels also were beside them; and every mamente that was above the head of the

one stood at the door of the east gate of cherubims there appeared over them as it n the hollow the LORD's house; and the glory of the

of thine. were a sapphire stone, as the appearance

God of Israel was over them above. of the likeness of a throne.

i chap. 1. 13.

20 This is the living creature that I saw 2 And he spake unto the man clothed *Ex.9 8.10. under the God of Israel by the river of with linen, and said, Go in between the ? Nu. 16. 19. Chebar; and I knew that they were the wheels, even under the cherub, and fill

O was lifted. cherubims. n thine hand with coals i of fire from be

+ chap. 43. 5.

21 Every one had four faces apiece, and tween the cherubims, and scatterk them i Ki. 8.10, every one four wings; and the likeness of over the city. And he went in in my sight. 11.' the hands of a man was under their wings.

3 Now the cherubims stood on the right nchap. 8. 3. 22 And the likeness of their faces was the side of the house, when the man went in; ochap.10.19. same faces which I saw by the river of Cheand the cloud filled the inner court.

p chap. 1. 24. bar, their appearances and themselves : 4 Then the glory? of the LORD O went , chap. 8; 16. they went every one straight forward. up from the cherub, and stood over the chap.22.27.

CHAPTER XI. threshold of the house; and the house was

1s. 1. 10,23. MOREOVER," the spirit lifted me up;

. 5. filledm with the cloud, and the court was & Mi. 2. 1.

and brought me unto the east gate of full of the brightness of the LORD's glory. t Ps. 80. 1. the LORD's house, which looketh east

5 And the soundp of the cherubims' 99. 1. ward: and, behold, 9 at the door of the wings was heard even to the outer court, kor, for us gate five and twenty men; among whom as the voice of the Almighty God when to build I saw Jaazaniah the_son of Azur, and he speaketh.

houses Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes' of 6 And it came to pass, that when he had

the people. commanded the man clothed with linen, uch.12.22,27. 2 Then said he unto me, Son of man, saying, Take fire from between the wheels, 2 Pe. 3. 4. these are the men that devise: mischief, from between the cherubims; then he a sent forth. and give wicked counsel in this city; went in, and stood beside the wheels.

v ch.24.3,&c.

3 Which say, It is not « near;& let us 7 And one cherub a stretched forth his

Je. 1. 13.

build houses: this city is theo caldron, hand from between the cherubims unto w chap. 2.7. and we be the flesh. the fire that was between the cherubims, Is. 58. 1. 4 Therefore prophesy against them, and took thereof, and put it into the hands Iverse 21. prophesy, O son of man. of him that was clothed with linen ; who y Ps. 139.2, 3. 5 And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon took it, and went out.

John 2. 24, me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith

25. 8 And: there appeared in the cheru.

He. 4. 13.

the LORD, Thus have yo said, 0 house of bims the form of a man's hand under

Re. 2. 23.

Israel: for I know the things that come their wings.

z ch.1.15, &c. into your mind, every one of them. 9 And when I looked, behold,: the four a chap. 7. 23. 6 Ye have multiplied your slaina in wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one 22. 3, 4. this city, and ye have filled the streets cherub, and another wheel by another 2 Ki. 24. 4. thereof with the slain. cherub: and the appearance of the wheels

Is. 1. 15. 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, was as the colour of a beryl stone.

Je, 2. 34. Your slain whom ye have laid in the 10 And as for their appearances, they

Ho. 4. 2.

midst of it, they are the flesh, and this four had one likeness, as if a wheel had

Mi. 3. 2, 3. city is the caldron; but I will bring you been in the midst of a wheel.

Me flesh. forth out of the midst of it. 11 When they went, they went upon

6 De. 28. 36. 8 Ye have feared the sword; and I their four sides, they turned not as they

Ne.9.36,37. will bring a sword upon you, saith the went, but to the place whither the head looked they followed it; they turned not d Je. 52. 10.

cchap. 16.38.

9 And I will bring you out of the midst as they went.

62 Ki. 14. 25. thereof, and deliver you into the hands of 12 And their whole u body, and their

vor, they

strangers, and will execute judgments backs, and their hands, and their wings, were called among you. and the wheels, were full of eyes round

in my hear.

10 Ye shall falla by the sword: I will about, even the wheels that they four had. ing, Wheel, judge you in the bordere of Israel, and 13 As for the wheels, vit was cried unto or, Galgal.'ye

shat know that I am the LORD. them in my hearing, O wheel!

Ps. 9. 16. 11 This city shall not be your caldron, 14 And every one had four faces: the schap.1.6,10 neither shall ye be the flesh in the midst first face was the face of a cherub, and #or, which. thereof; but I will judge you

in the

bor. the second face was the face of a man, k Ezr. 9. 7. der of Israel : and the third the face of a lion, and the Ne. 9. 34. 12 And ye shall know that I am the fourth the face of an eagle.

LORD: * for ye have noth walked in my


Ps. 106. 41. Lord GOD.

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Mercy in store for pious captives. EZEKIEL, XII. Zedekiah's captivity foretold. statutes, neithero executed my judgments, | B.C. 594. 6 In their sight shalt thou bear it upon but have donec after the manners of the

thy shoulders, and carry it forth in the heathen that are round about you.

62 Ki. 18. 12. twilight: thou shalt cover thy face, that 13 And it came to pass, when I prophe- ch.8.10,&c. thou see not the ground; for I have set sied, that Pelatiah,d the son of Benaiah, Le.18.3, &c. thee for a sign unto the house of Israel. died: thene fell I down upon my face,

De.12.30,31 7 And I did so as I was commanded : and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah, Ps. 106.35. I brought forth my stuff by day, as stuff Lord God! wilt thou make a full end of a verse 1. for captivity, and in the even I digged the remnant of Israel ?

De. 7. 4.

ß through the wall with mine hand; I

Pr. 6. 15. 14 Again the word of the LORD came

brought it forth in the twilight, and I unto me, saying,

Ac. 5.5, 10. bare it upon my shoulder in their sight. 15 Son man, thy brethren, even thy echap. 9. 8.

8 And in the morning came the word brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all chap.24.24. of the LORD unto me, saying, the house of Israel wholly, are they unto Bfor me. 9 Son of man, hath not the house of whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have 9 chap. 24.19. Israel, the rebellious house, said unto said, Get you far from the LORD; unto us h chap. 17.12. thee, What doest thou ? is this land given in possession.

i Le. 26. 44. 10 Saya thou unto them, Thus saith the 16 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord De. 30.3, 4. Lord God, This burdenk concerneth the GOD, Althoughi I have cast them far off k Mal. 1. 1. prince in Jerusalem, and all the house of among the heathen, and although I have 1 Ps. 90. 1. Israel that are among them. scattered them among the countries, yet 91. 9. 11 Say, I am your sign: like as I have will I be to them as a little sanctuary' in x by remov. done, so shall it be done unto them: they the countries where they shall come.

ing go into

shall y remove, and gom into captivity. 17 Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord captivity. 12 And the prince that is among them GOD, In will even gather you from the m 2 Ki. 25. 4, shall bear upon his shoulder in the twipeople, and assemble you out of the &c. light, and shall go forth: they shall dig countries where ye have been scattered, “ch. 28. 25. through the wall to carry out thereby :

34. 13. and I will give you the land of Israel.

he shall cover his face, that he see not

36. 24. 18 And they shall come thither, and

Je. 30. 18.

the ground with his eyes. they shall take away all the detestable

13 My net! also will I spread upon

Am. 9. 14. things thereof, and all the abominations

him, and he shall be taken” in my snare:

o Je. 39. 4. thereof, from thence.

and I will bring him to Babylon, to the 19 And I will give them one heart, and r chap:37.23. land of the Chaldeans; yet shall' he not

3.5..8. I will put a new spiritt within you; and

Tit. 2. 12.

see it, though he shall díev there. I will take the stony" heart out of their

14 And I will scatter toward every

q La, 1. 13. flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh;

wind all that are about him to help him,

Ho. 7. 12. 20 Thaty they may walk in my statutes,

and all his bands; and I will draw out and keep* mine ordinances, and do them: "Je.52.8,&c. the sword after them. and theya shall be my people, and I will Je. 32, 39. 15 And they shall know that I am the be their God.

1 Co. 1. 10. LORD, when I shall scatter them among 21 But as for themo whose heart walketh chap: 18.31. the nations, and disperse them in the

10. after the heart of their detestable things

Lu. 11. 13.

countries. and their abominations, I will recom- John 14. 26.

16 But Ic will leave 8 a few men of pensed their way upon their own heads, u Zec. 7. 12. them from the sword, from the famine, saith the Lord God.

v chap.17.16. and from the pestilence, that they may 22 Then did the cherubims lifte up their wchap.36.26. declare all their abominations among the wings, and the wheels beside them; and

2 Ki. 22. 19. heathen whither they come; and they the glory of the God of Israel was over *ch.5.10, 12. shall know that I am the LORD.

y Ps. 105. 45. them above.

17 Moreover, the word of the LORD

Ro. 16. 26. 23 And the glory of the LORD went

z Lu. 1.6.

came to me, saying, up from the midst of the city, and stood

1 Co. 11. 2.

18 Son of man, eats thy bread with upon the mountain 9 which is on the east a Je. 24.7. quaking, and drink thy water with tremside of the city.

Ho. 2. 23. bling and with carefulness; 24 Afterwards the spirit took me up, and He. 19. 38. 19 And say unto the people of the land, brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God 19. Thus saith the Lord God of the inhabiinto Chaldea, to them of the captivity: 50 cchap.6.8..10 tants of Jerusalem, and of the land of the vision that I had seen went up from me. 8 men of rael, They shall eat their bread with care

25 Then I spake unto them of the cap- number. fulness, and drink their water with astontivity allk the things that the LORD had 4 chap. 22.31. ishment, that her land may be desolatei shewed me.

echap. 10.19. from Sall that is therein, because of the CHAPTER XII.

chap. 4. 16. violencel of all them that dwell therein. THE word of the LORD also came unto h chap.3. 12. be laid waste, and the land shall be deso

g Zec. 14. 4.

20 And the cities that are inhabited shall me, saying,

2 Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of k chap. 2.7. late, and ye shall know that I am the LORD. a rebellious house, m which have eyes" to

Šthe fulness

21 And the word of the LORD came see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and


unto me, saying, hear not: for they are a rebellious house.

(Ps. 107.34.

22 Son of man, what is that proverb 3 Therefore, thou son of man, prepare mchap.2.3.8. that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, thee n stuff for removing, and remove by 3.26, 27. The days' are prolonged, and every viday in their sight; and thou shalt remove n Je. 5. 21. sion faileth? from thy place to another place in their • Am. 6.3. 23 Tell them therefore, Thus saith the sight: it may be they will consider,

Lord God, I will make this proverb to nor,

instruthough they be a rebellious house.

ments. cease, and they shall no more use it as 4 Then shalt thou bring forth thy stuff by p2 Ti. 2. 25. Ahe days are at hand, and the effect of

a proverb in Israel; but say unto them, and thou shalt go forth at even in their the goings every vision. sight, as they that go forth into captivity:

forth of 24 For there shall be no more any vain 5 Dig * thou through the wall in their «for thee. vision nor flattering divination within the sight, and carry out thereby.

house of Israel.


nor, into

The reproof of false prophets. EZEKIEL, XIII.

Exhortation to repentance. 25 For I am the LORD: I will speak, B. C. 594. sumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall and the word that I shall speak b shall

know that I am the LORD. come to pass; it shall be no more pro- a ver.9,21,23. 15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath longed: for in your days, o rebellious • Is. 14. 24.

upon the wall, and upon them that have

55. 11. house, will I say the word, and will per

daubed it with untempered mortar; and

La. 2. 17. form it, saith the Lord God.

will say unto you, The wall is no more,

Da. 9. 12. 26 Again, the word of the LORD came

Lu. 21. 33. neither they that daubed it; to me, saying,

cJe. 5. 31. 16 To wit, the prophets of Israel, which 27 Son of man, behold, they of the house 28. 1, &c. prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and of Israel say, The vision that he seeth is 29. 31. which see visions of peace for her, d and for many dayse to come, and he prophe- d verse 10. there is no peace, saith the Lord God. sieth of the times that are far off.

e 2 Pe. 3. 4. 17 Likewise, thou son of man, set thy 28 Therefore say unto them, Thus saith Je. 44. 28. face against the daughters of thy people, the Lord God, There shall none of my Bor, elbows. which prophesy out of their own heart; words be prolonged any more ; but the 92 Pe. 2. 14. and prophesy thou against them, word which I have spoken shall be done, h 1 Sa. 2.16,17 18 And say, Thus saith the Lord God, saith the Lord GOD.

Pr. 28. 21. Woe to the women that sew pillows to all
Mi. 3. 5.

Barmholes, and make kerchiefs upon the

Mal. 1. 10. head of every stature, to hunt souls! Will AND the word of the LORD came unto

1 Pe. 5. 2.

ye hunto the souls of my people, and will

y are prome, saying,

ye save the souls alive that come unto you? 2 Son of man, prophesy against the


19 And will ye pollute me among my prophets of Israel that prophesy, and verse 17,

Je. 14. 14. people for handfulsh of barley, and for say thou unto them that ì prophesy out 23. 16, 26. pieces of bread, to slay the souls that of their own hearts,' Hear ye the word * Pr. 19. 27. should not die, and to save the souls alive of the LORD ;

& walk after.

that should not live, by your lying to my 3 Thus saith the Lord GOD, Woo unto

people that heark your lies ? the foolish prophets, that 8 follow their Sor, things

which they

20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD, own spirit, and Shave seen nothing!

have not Behold, I am against your pillows, where4 O Israel, thy prophets are like the

with ye there hunt the souls n to make foxes in the deserts.

them fly; and I will tear them from your Ye have not gone up into the gaps,? | gardens. arms, and will let the souls go, even the neither K made up the bedge for the house freaches. souls that ye hunt to make them fly. of Israel, to stand m in the battle in the

i Ps. 106.23.

21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and dedays of the LORD.


liver my people out of your hand, and they 6. They have seen vanity" and lying

shall be no more in your

hand to be hunted; divination, saying, The LORD saith: and m Ep.6.13,14. and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

n Re. 6. 17. the LORD hath not sent them : and they

o La. 2. 14.

22 Because with lies ye have made the have made others to hope that they would p Je: 23. 14. heart of the righteous sad, whom I have confirm the word.

not made sad, and strengthenedp, the 7 Have ye not seen a vain vision, and or, that I

should save

hands of the wicked, that he should not have ye not spoken a lying divination,

his life.

return from his wicked way, 1 by promiswhereas ye say, The LORD saith it; al. beit. I have not spoken?

ing m him life;
w quickening

23 Therefore ye shall see no more va8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, 9 Mat. 24. 23, nity," nor divine divinations : for I will Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen 24: deliver my people out of your hand; and lies, therefore, beliold, I am against you, chap.12.24. ye shall know that I am the LORD. saith the Lord GOD.

Mi. 3. 6. 9 And mine hand shall be upon the Mar. 13:22. THEN came certain of the elders « of prophets that see vanity, and that divine Jude 24. Israel unto me, and sat before me. lies: they shall not be in the v assembly + 1 Ti. 4.1, 2. 2 And the word of the LORD came of my people, neither shall they be writ- chap. 8. 1. unto me, saying,

v . ten in the writing of the house of Israel,

3. Son of man, these men have set up their neither shall they enter into the lands of vor, secret,

idols in their heart, and put the stumblingIsrael; and ye shall know that I am the

or, council,
Ge. 49. 6.

block of their iniquity: before their face: Lord God.

w Ezr. 2. 62.

should Ia be inquired of at all by them? 10 Because, even because they have se

Ne. 7. 5.

4 Therefore speak unto them, and say duced my people, saying, Peace, and

Ps. 69. 28. unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD, there was no peace; and one built up a Re. 20. 12. Every man of the house of Israel that set

wall, and, lo, others daubede it with chap. 7. 19. teth up his idols in his heart, and putteth untempered mortar :

y Ho. 9. 3. the stumblingblock of his iniquity be11 Say unto them which daub it with Re. 22. 15. fore his face, and cometh to the prophet, untempered mortar, that it shall fall : Ps. 101.3. I the LORD will answer him that cometh thered shall be an overflowing, shower ; and ye, Ogreat hailstones, shall fall;

a 2Ki.3.13,14. according to the multitude

of his idols ; Je.42.20,21.

5 That I may take the house of Israel and a stormy wind shall rend it.

6 Je. 6. 14.

in their own heart, because they are all 12 Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it 8. 11. estranged from me through their idols. not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it ?

6 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, a or, slight wall. Thus saith the Lord

God, Repent, and turn 13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, c chap.22.28. P yourselves from your idols; and turn away I will even rend it with a stormy wind in a chap.38.22. your faces from all your abominations. my fury; and there shall be an overflow- Is. 28.2, 18. 7 For every one of the house of Israel, ing shower in mine anger, and great hail. «Ga. 6. 7. or of the stranger that sojourneth in Isstones, in my fury, to consume it. 14 So will I break down the wall that Is. 30. 30.

por, others. rael, which separateth himself from me,

and setteth up his idols in his heart, and ye have daubed with untempered mortar, Hag. 2. 17. putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity and bring it down to the ground, so that Mat. 7. 26, before

his face, and cometh to a prophet the foundation thereof shall be discovered, 27. to inquire of him concerning me; I the and it shall fall,o and ye shall be con

| LORD will answer him by myself.

nor, be.


Jerusalem condemned for sin. EZEKIEL, XVI.

The Divine compassion. 8 And I will set my face against that

B. C. 594. more than any tree, or than a branch man, and will make him a sign and a

which is among the trees of the forest ? proverb, and I will cut him off from the a Le.20.3..6. 3 Shall wood be taken thereof to do midst of my people ; and ye shall know • Nu. 26. 10. any work ? or will men take a pin of it that I am the LORD.

De. 28. 37.

to hang any vessel thereon ?

1 Co. 10.11. 9 And if the prophet be deceived when

c Ps. 37. 22.

4 Behold, it is castd into the fire for ho hath spoken a thing, Ie the LORD

Ro. 11. 22.

fuel; the fire devoureth both the ends of have deceived that prophet;. and I will a John 15.6. it, and the midst of it is burned. B Is it stretch out my hand upon him, and will el ki. 22.23. meet for any work ? destroy him from the midst of my people Job 12. 16. 5 Behold, when it was whole it was Israel.

2 Th.2.11,12 y meet for no work : how much less shall 10 And they shall bear the punishment B Will it it be meet yet for any work, when the fire of their iniquity : the punishment of the prosper ? hath devoured it, and it is burned ? prophet shall be even as the punishment y made fit. 6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, of him that seeketh unto him;

f Ps. 119. 67. As the vine tree among the trees of the 11 That the house of Israel may go no 1 Pe. 2. 25. forest, which I have given to the fire for more astrayf from me, neither be pollut- u chap:37.27. fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Je

h Is. 24. 18. ed any more with all their transgressions ;

rusalem. but that, they may be my people, and I


And I will set my face against them; may be their God, saith the Lord GOD. i chap.14.8. they shall go out from one fire, and an

12 The word of the LORD came again & trespassed. otherh fire shall_devour them; andi ye to me, saying,

k Le. 26. 26. shall know that I am the LORD, when I 13 Son of man, when the land sinneth ? Je. 15. 1.

set my face against them.

m Ge. 7. 1. against me by trespassing grievously,

8 And I will make the land desolate,

n Da. 10. 11. then will I stretch out mine hand upon

o Job 42. 8.

because they have committed a tres: it, and will break the staffk of the bread Is. 58. 1. pass, saith the Lord GOD. thereof, and will send famine upon it, and q Pr. 11. 4. will cut off man and beast from it:


r Le. 26. 22. 14. Though these three men, Noah,m

AGAIN the word of the LORD came

Scutting Daniel, and Job, were in it, they out, or, ha- unto me, saying, should deliver but their own souls by bitation. 2 Son of man, cause P Jerusalem to their righteousness, saith the Lord God.

know her abominations, 15 If I cause noisome beasts? to pass

3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God through the land, and they n spoil it, so 8 Ge.11.26,29 unto Jerusalem, Thy, birth and thy nathat it be desolate, that no man may pass

Ne. 9. 7. tivity is of the land of Canaan ; thy fathrough because of the beasts :

o the midst thers was an Amorite, and thy mother 16 Though these three men were in it, of it. an Hittite. as I live, saith the Lord God, they shall | Ho. 2. 3. 4 And as for thy nativity, in the day only shall be delivered, but the fand shay Kor, when I thome wast born, thy navel was not cut,

neither wast thou washed in water * to be desolate.

upon thee. supple thee : thou wast not salted at all, 17 Or if I bring a sword“ upon that land,

u Le. 26. 25.

nor swaddled at all. and say, Sword, go through the land ; só

v Zep. 1.3.

5 None eye pitied thee, to do any of that I cut off man and beast from it:

dor, trod

these unto thee, to have compassion upon 18 Though these three men were in it, as den under thee; but thou wast cast out in the open I live, saith the Lord God, they shall de foot. field, to the loathing of thy person, in the liver neither sons nor daughters, but they w2 Sa. 24. 15. day that thou wast born. only shall be delivered themselves.

# Ex. 3. 7, 8.

6 And when I passed by thee, and saw 19 Or if I send a pestilencew into that y verse 14. thee polluted in thine own blood, I land, and pour out my fury upon it in u made thee said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, to cut off from it man and beast : a million. blood, Live ;* yea, I said unto thee, when

20 Thoughy Noah, Daniel, and Job, - Ex. 1.7. thou wast in thy blood, Live. were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, De. 1. 10. 7 I have caused thee to multiply: as they shall deliver neither son nor daugh- v ornament the bud of the field, and thou hast inter, they shall but deliver their own souls of.

creased and waxen great, and thou art by their righteousness.

a Ca. 4. 5. come to v excellent ornaments : thy breasts a 21 For thus saith the Lord God, # How Tor, Also. are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, much more when I send my fourb sore b chap.5.17. whereas thou wast naked and bare.

33.27. judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword,

8 Now when I passed by thee, and

cRu. 3. 9. and the famine, and the noisome beast; a chap.6.8. looked upon thee, behold, thy time was and the pestilence, to cut off from it

De. 4. 31.

the time of love, and I spread my skirt man and beast ?

e Ex. 19. 5. over thee, and covered thy nakedness : 22 Yet, a behold, therein shall be left a f Je. 2. 2. yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into remnant that shall be brought forth, both chap.20.43. a covenante with thee, saith the Lord sons and daughters; behold, they shall h1 John 5. 8. GOD, and thou becamest' mine. come forth unto you, and ye shallo see bloods. 9 Then washed I thee with h water : their way and their doings: and ye shall i Is. 40. 1, 2. yea, I throughly washed away thy p blood be comfortedi concerning the evilk that k He.12.6..11 from thee, and I anointed thee with oil. I have brought upon Jerusalem, even con

10 I clothed thee also with broidered

I De. 8. 2. cerning all that I have brought upon it. Je. 22.8, 9.

work, and shod thee with badgers' skin, 23 And they shall comfort you, when Da. 9. 7. and I girded thee about with fine linen, ye see their ways and their doings : and m Pr. 26. 2. and I covered thee with silk. ye shall know that I have not done with- o nose,

11 I decked thee also with ornaments, out cause m all that I have done in it, Is. 3. 21. and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and saith the Lord God.

n Ps.80.8,&c. a chain on thy neck. CHAPTER XV.

Is. 5. 2, 7. 12 And I put a jewel on thy o forehead, AND the word of the LORD came unto Je. 2. 21. and earrings in thine ears, and a beauti. me, saying,

Ho. 10.1. ful crown upon thine head. 2 Son of man, What is the vine treen

13 Thus wast thou decked with gold

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